The Moondance Ranch is well watered!
Irrigation shares from the Bitter Root Irrigation District system will transfer to the new buyer. Willoughby creek and small tributaries run through the ranch and fill a lovely pond providing both stock water and irrigation for lawns and gardens. The live water is located on the north, middle, and south portions of the ranch. Two domestic wells benefit the ranch and serve the main home, guest house, and barn.
The Willoughby area east of Stevensville is well known for having highly prized irrigated land. Early pioneers homesteaded in this area due to the superb soil, moderate climate, and the beauty of the diversity and rolling terrain.
Portions of the ranch have mature Ponderosa pines, cottonwood trees, and aspen. There is a draw along the creek which provides shelter and shade for wildlife and stock alike. The creek runs all year around and the lovely pond stays full for waterfowl and upland birds.
The ranch has two pivot irrigation systems with supplemented quick release big guns to cover the corners. The water is supplied by underground pipe and with gravity fed/power, thus eliminating the cost of electrical pumps.
The pivot irrigation systems have liquid fertilizer tanks that provide programmable automatic fertilization with the irrigation water.
There are a total of 66 acres of irrigated weed-free grass/alfalfa mix hay fields which produced three cuttings in the most recent year averaging 8 tons of hay per acre. All irrigation equipment, wheel lines, guns, and associated parts are included in the price.
The irrigation systems on the Moondance Ranch are efficient, expertly engineered and will please even the most discerning ranch buyer.
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